February 9, 2018 – (Santa Monica, CA) —Today, platinum selling and twelve-time GRAMMY Award winning recording artist Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith release Black Panther The Album Music From and Inspired By via Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope Records. Lamar and Tiffith are collaborating for the first time to create a musical body of work for a motion picture. The album includes the hit single, “All The Stars” by Lamar and label mate SZA which has earned over 68 million streams worldwide. The single’s video, directed by Dave Meyers & the little homies, is a chromatic ode to the rich and vibrant wonderland of the film’s fictional African nation Wakanda.
The album arrives in stores and at all digital retailers today, while Marvel Studios’ Black Panther opens in theaters everywhere February 16. The album also includes the charting singles “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, and “King’s Dead” from Jay Rock, Future, Lamar, and James Blake, as well as features from ScHoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Swae Lee and Khalid among others. Lamar is regarded as one of the most important, critically acclaimed and creatively inventive artists the world over, and this album further establishes he and Tiffith as forces not only in music, but in film.